Tulane University Law School
Tulane Law School offers a three-year, full-time program leading to the Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Students take 29 credits of required courses during the first year of the JD program. During the second and third years of the JD program, students take one 3-credit required course entitled Legal Profession, and design their own courses of study by selecting electives for the remaining 56 credit hours required for the degree. Tulane uses a semester schedule, and JD students must enroll as full-time students in six fall and spring semesters. Optional summer programs are offered in New Orleans and in six other locations throughout the world. In addition, students may enroll in a one-week January Intersession program before the start of the spring semester; the Intersession course offerings emphasize skills training.